How to spot fake
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost
in 36 steps
Learn how to spot fake Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's with this detailed 36 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Check the details of the original receipt including date, store and amount paid. There should also be a 6 digit style number as well as a barcode number.
3. RETAIL BOX
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's are boxed in a strong, sturdy retail box with no logos. The box lid has beveled edges and the base of the inner sticks out slightly wider than the lid. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.
4. BOX LABEL
Adidas shoe boxes feature a label on the one side detailing style name, size, color, country of manufacture and a style & PO number. Check all of these details carefully. Tip 1: Check that the style (ART) and PO (#) numbers match those found on the label inside the shoe. Tip 2: scan the barcode (even a photo of one) with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.
5. BOX CONSTRUCTION
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's have a well constructed retail box, the outer lid and inner will fit each other perfectly. Take note of the foot of the inner and how it extends out beyond the width of the lid. Check that the join between the inner and it's base is clean and straight with no excess glue showing.
6. BOX MATERIAL
The material used for the retail box of Adidas Yeezy Boost's has a fine debossed diamond pattern, make sure the joins between the layers of cardboard have no excess glue showing. Also take note of the well rounded edges, the cardboard should not have any cracks or splits.
7. BOX FOAM INNER
Yeezy 750 Boost's are kept safe on a egg cup foam base within the retail box. Make sure the foam base fits inside the inner perfectly with no gaps.
8. BOX FOAM MATERIAL
The material used to protect Yeezy Boost's in the retail box has a dense foam core. Make sure the edges are cleanly cut and that the bumps and troughs are consistent.
9. BOX DIMENSIONS
The lid of Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's will have dimensions printed onto the inner side. Make sure the printing is solid with sharp edges, make sure the typeface use dis correct. Also check that the dimensions printed are accurate.
10. DUST BAGS
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's come with 2 soft dust bags, one for each shoe. Check that the quality of stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced. The fabric has a soft matt black appearance.
11. DUST BAG DRAW STRINGS
The dust bag draw strings are a thin woven tubular lace, make sure the weave is neat and consistent.
12. SPARE LACES
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's come with a spare set of laces. The spare set are a high quality flat woven lace, check that the weave pattern is tight and consistent with a well rounded edge. The lace tip is the same cream colour as the laces themselves. Check that the laces are supplied in a high quality matt black cardboard envelope, take note of the shape of the opening of the envelope.
13. HEEL STITCHING
High quality stitching can be hard to replicate, the heel area of Yeezy 750 Boost's are a good place to check stitch quality. Make sure the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Check that the stitch line disappears behind the padded collar/Achilles support bar where the join line is. Tip: check that there are no glue marks where the upper and outsole join.
14. SOLE SHAPE
Taking a look from directly behind the unique outsole shape of the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's becomes clear. Check that the rounded bulge shape has a consistent curve, make sure the molded ribs end before the top of the outsole meets the upper. Make sure no excess glue shows where the upper and outsole join.
15. HEEL DETAIL
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's have a grey suede upper with a grey suede lining for the top section of the collar. Check that the join between the upper and inner collar lining is a neat straight line with no stitching showing.
16. TOE SHAPE
The toe box are of Yeezy 750 Boost's demonstrates the high end manufacturing process, note how evenly the rubber outsole, outside suede panel and inner suede panel join each other. Make sure the inner and outer panels have a flush (flat) join with no stitch line. Check that there are no excess glue marks where the outsole joins the upper. Check that the toe box has a rigid rounded shape and does not appear to collapse.
17. TOE HOLES
The toebox of Adidas Yeezy Boost's have a suede inner panel with perforated holes for ventilation. Make sure the holes are cleanly cut with no rough edges, also check that you can see a lining of material under the holes. This is a good opportunity to get another look at the smooth join between the inner and outer suede panels of the toebox.
18. LACE STITCH DETAIL
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's have numerous stitch details, check that the stitch line below each lace loop is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Take note of the stitch line along the suede panel under the laces, make sure the double stitch line follows the edge of the suede panel perfectly. This is a good opportunity to make sure the laces supplied are high quality woven tubular laces. Note the pattern of the black and white weave.
19. LACE LOOP
Yeezy 750 Boost's have fabric lace loops neatly stitched into the suede upper. Make sure the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Take note that the top stitch line is a tight double stitch while the bottom line is a single stitch.
20. SIDE STITCHING
Make sure the double stitch lines along the edges of the upper panels follow the edges perfectly. Look closely how the double stitch line along the edge of the zip cover becomes a single line.
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's come with a lateral zip closure for easy exit and entry. Check that the zip pull has a rubber tab with fine bumps for maximum grip. The metal zip has a black coating which might chip or flake. Make sure the stitch line along the edge of the zip and suede upper is tight, neat and evenly spaced.
22. STRAP JOIN
Yeezy Boost's have a midfoot strap for a locked down fit. Make sure that the strap folds under the suede toebox panel with a smooth join, showing no bump in the suede panel. Take note of the consistent weave of the strap.
23. STRAP LEFT
The left shoe strap will have a cleanly cut velcro panel glued to the strap, Make sure the gap between the trademarked Adidas stripes and the velcro patch is consistent. Check that the rubber Adidas stripes, which provide strength to the foot strap, have clean straight edges. Also note that the stripes are a thin enough rubber to have the weave texture underneath them showing through.
24. STRAP LEFT YZY
The left foot strap of Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's will have a YZY logo embossed into the rubber pull tab. Check that the typeface is correct, make sure the edges of the letters are sharp and straight. Tip: Look for the small bump at the base of the two "Y's"
25. STRAP RIGHT ADIDAS
The right foot strap of Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's will have the trademarked Trefoil logo embossed into the rubber pull tab. Make sure the edges of the logo are sharp and straight.
26. STRAP RIGHT
The right shoe strap will have a cleanly cut velcro panel glued to the strap, Make sure the gap between the trademarked Adidas stripes and the velcro patch is consistent. Check that the rubber Adidas stripes, which provide strength to the foot strap, have clean straight edges. Also note that the stripes are a thin enough rubber to have the weave texture underneath them showing through.
27. INSIDE LABEL LEFT
Inside label details vary depending on year, country of manufacture and style. Look for the country of manufacture, shoe size, factory code (usually starts with 2-3 letters) and date of production (MM/YY). Make sure the style (ART) number and purchase order (#) number match the retail box label. Lastly there will be a 13 digit Unique Security Number, make sure it is different on each shoe, the last 3 digits are usually different. Tip: Google search "Adidas"+"ART number" to check that the colourway is correct.
28. INSIDE LABEL RIGHT
The second shoe label will be the same as the first shoe except for the 13 digit Unique Security Number. Make sure the last 1-3 digits are different.
29. SOCKLINER LOGO
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's will have the Adidas logo, Trefoil and Yeezy logos printed onto the sockliner. Make sure the printing is solid with sharp clean edges. Check that the logos are not worn out of the shoes are new. Tip: Make sure the thin lines in the Trefoil are clear and not filled in.
Yeezy Boosts' have superior cushioning technology, the molded sockliner inserts have a soft lining. Look for the small cuts out of edge near the big toe. Also take note of the heel and forefoot panels that provide extra impact protection.
31. SOCKLINER SIZES
Under the sockliners there is a size range embossed into the white rubber molding, make sure the size of the sockliner insert matches the retail box label and the shoe label.
32. SOLE PATTERN
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's have a distinctive modern outsole. The waffle pattern provides traction in sudden changes of direction, the deep forefoot groove provides natural flexibility.
33. SOLE DETAIL
The core technology of the Yeezy 750 Boost is the full length internal Boost system that provides an endless supply of returning energy with each impact. The trademarked Boost system can be seen through a cut out in the outsole. Look for the bubble like molded pattern with fine texture. Note how the outsole cut out window has soft rounded edges and make sure there are no excess glue marks showing where the two materials meet.
When the sockliner insert is removed you can see the Boost system material through a hole cut out of the insole. Make sure the molded bubble like material is showing. Also take note of the stitching joining the insole to the upper, make sure the stitching is neat and evenly spaced.
35. OUTSOLE LEFT YZY
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's will have a YZY logo embossed into the outsole of the left shoe. Check the quality of the embossing, make sure the edges of the letters are sharp and straight. Make sure the typeface is correct. Tip: This YZY logo is slightly different to the one under the foot strap in that there are no small bumps at the base of the two "Y's"
36. OUTSOLE RIGHT ADIDAS
Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost's will have an Adidas and Trefoil logo embossed into the outsole of the right shoe. Check the quality of the embossing, make sure the edges of the letters are sharp and straight. Make sure the typeface is correct.